If you've lived in Calgary for longer than a few months, odds are good that you've heard a story or two about the good old Crack Macs. Located downtown on 7th Ave, the Crack Macs has been home to plenty of often suspicious, and sometimes hilarious activity.
This week marks the end of an era though, as the Crack Macs is officially being rebranded to the Circle K. No longer will you be offered strange drugs at 4 p.m. on a Wednesday while trying to get a slurpee, or feel your heart start racing as you walk closer and closer.
Of course, seeing as the Crack Macs is somewhat of a local Calgary celebrity, we've got mixed feelings about this re-branding. Many Calgarians have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts:
6 MONTHS FROM NOW— tulip in a cup (@mantabitch666) May 18, 2018
locals: meet me @ crack macs
me: what's that?
locals (exasperated): fuck, meet me at [DRUG THAT RHYMES WITH K] circle k
Rebranding to circle K? New motto could be "can't spell crack without C-K"— Robbie Kreger-Smith (@RKSAlberta) May 22, 2018
At the very least a Crack Mac's commemorative plaque on the building.— Derek B. (D.B.) Cooper (@dbcoopercalgary) May 22, 2018
I was gonna say either CircleKocaine or CircleKetamine— Transit Guy (@ctrain_rider) May 22, 2018
It seems that despite the rebranding, the Crack Macs will always be referred to as just that. Although we won't have any new strange Crack Macs stories to laugh at, odds are good that it won't be long until Calgarians discover a new spot to marvel over.